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Graceland, home of Elvis, vandalized with Black Lives Matter graffiti

Graceland (Bjoertvedt/WikiCommons)
September 03, 2020

Suspicious minds in Tennessee are trying to get to the bottom of some paint.

Colorful graffiti messages like “Defund The Police” and “#BLM” were emblazoned onto a stone wall at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s old stomping ground in Memphis.

The messages turned up Tuesday and covered handwritten notes already scrawled onto the surface. Many messages honoring Presley are inked onto the wall by people waiting for the annual candlelit vigil on the property, according to The Commercial Appeal newspaper.

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The nearby Levitt Shell amphitheater also was stained with messages of protest including “Defund the Police” and “Eat The Rich.” A spokesperson for the Levitt Shell said it was the sixth time the space has been vandalized this year, according to WMC-TV.

Memphis police reportedly were probing the paint.

Presley died of a heart attack at age 42 in 1977.

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